One injured after brief pursuit

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – One woman was injured after a short pursuit lead to a crash at North Ninth Street and Sagamore Parkway in Lafayette Thursday evening.

Tippecanoe County deputies got a call to check on the well-being of a driver at Ninth and Widewater.

When Deputy Jared Kirby arrived he saw a white car which matched the caller’s description.

He checked the vehicle and the driver sped off.

“I put my emergency lights on, it failed to yield, and it took off north on Ninth Street and it crashed into the 52 bridge,” said Kirby.

The pursuit lasted less than half a mile.

The female driver was taken to Franciscan Saint Elizabeth Central hospital with unknown injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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